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Blog posts July 2017

Your Stories: The Great Meltdown and the Healing that Came Next

July 31, 2017

Our brave contributor shares her story, and would like to keep her identity anonymous.

July-August 2015 were bad months for me. My boyfriend of 4-odd years had broken up with me after months of strife, over Skype. I had found a photo of him on Instagram with a woman I didn't approve of (and who …

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Fetish: Selena Gomez on a Disturbing Mental Health Issue

July 28, 2017

By Nikita Mishra

Queen Sel might have sparked more than a few conversations with her new music video FetishHer latest single is a complete 180-degree turn from the cutesy vibe she carries and seems to have baffled fans with layers of intense, dark imagery mainly around her mouth. The ‘Bad…

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The Law and You: Mental Health and Employee Rights

July 27, 2017

By Vandita Morarka

Let's take a look at understanding what employment and employee rights exist in India, with reference to those with mental illnesses. The Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 looks at healthcare and support provisions for those who have mental illnesses, you can read a piece explain…

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Ask the Experts: A Case for Emotionality

July 25, 2017

By Varkha Chulani

In the recent past I have seen too many clients getting into trouble due to self-control! Yes, sounds a bit odd, because mankind’s main problem seems quite contrarian. Decadence and intemperance being the bane for many, with self-indulgence and instant gratification playing a si…

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Ask the Experts: How to Cope with Break-ups, Divorce (Hindi)

July 21, 2017

Psychologist Varkha Chulani writes on The Health Collective

ब्रेकअप और आगे की राह: एक मनोवैज्ञानिक का नजरिया

ऐसा कहा जाता है कि मृत्यु के बाद दूसरा सबसे बड़ा तनाव का कारण अलग होना या तलाक होता है। मगर ऐसा ही हो ये जरूरी नहीं है यदि हम ब्रेकअप को अलग नजरिए से देख सकते हैं- जै…

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Ask the Experts: Mental Health 101

July 19, 2017

Amrita Tripathi interviews psychologist Arpita Anand for The Health Collective

1. What is some generic advice you would give readers about mental health -- what do you wish for people (to know) across the board?

The first thing would be acceptance: A lot of people with emotional difficulties end up suffering because they are in denial. For example, a person with depres…

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Long Read: Anxiety Disorders in India

July 17, 2017

By Arti Malik

Most of us have experienced feelings of apprehension or physical unease, for example (and often) when we are faced with a difficult situation. We live in an environment that is dynamic and challenging in multiple ways and this can often lead to stress. While we tend to possess effec…

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Reporter's Diary: Mental Health Challenges for Gender and Sexual Minorities

July 14, 2017

By Devanik Saha

In an earlier column on The Health Collective, I had written about the severity of the mental health crisis in India. Even though not enough attention is paid to the issue (both in India and abroad), conversations around mental health are gaining traction. In March 2017, India pa…

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The Law and You: Mental Health in India

July 10, 2017

Mental health can be simply understood to mean a state of mental well-being. The World Health Organisation looks at understanding mental health and its definition quite comprehensively here. Mental health in India has long been a misunderstood issue; there is a lack of awareness on issues of mental …

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Depression, BPD and Far From a Stereotype

July 5, 2017

The first time I got to label the feelings I had had in me since childhood, I was 22 years old. I was told I was suffering from Depression and Borderline Personallity Disorder.

I was told it would be a struggle that I would overcome only if I genuinely wanted to help myself. It has been a de…

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Relationships, Happiness, Living the Life You Want

July 1, 2017

Amrita Tripathi interviews psychotherapist, radio host and the author of
HAPPY RELATIONSHIPS: At Home, Work and Play (Fingerprint Rs 250), Lucy Beresford. 

 

1) You host a Sex and Relationships show on radio... Can you tell us some of the common themes/ questions that come up?

The most common …

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